VTB Capital has won Global Finance magazine’s annual “World's Best Investment Banks" awards in two categories: Best Investment Bank in Central and Eastern Europe and Best Investment Bank in Russia. This is the second year in a row that Global Finance awards VTB Capital the title of Best Investment Bank in Russia.
Global Finance magazine also named Rosneft–TNK-BP deal, jointly advised by VTB Capital, as the Best M&A Deal globally in the “Deals of the Year” category. Only three deals were sel ected by Global Finance globally, with one deal from ECM, DCM and M&A.
The winners were sel ected by Global Finance editors who, with input fr om industry experts, used a series of criteria – including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation.
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "We are increasing our presence, both on the Russian market and throughout the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and the “World's Best Investment Bank” awards fr om Global Finance magazine are a clear indicator that the market is starting to recognize our business results."
Earlier this year VTB Capital also took top spots at the Dealogic FY 2012 league tables, leading in DCM and M&A rankings across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS – and won seven EMEA Finance Awards for 2012, including Best rouble bond house and Best private equity house in CEE. In addition the two deals jointly placed by VTB Capital – VTB Bank's perpetual Tier 1 Eurobond and Brunswick Rail's debut Eurobond offerings – were named by Euromoney magazine as Deal of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe and CIS.
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